Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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RE: Iraq: Meltdown
Oh, "international law". To me, that is an oxymoronic phrase. I think what we mean by "international law" is agreed-upon relationships between sovereign liberal democracies. In other words, I suspect that if we asked the Cuba, China, N. Korea, Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodea, Mozambique, Sudan, Libya, Iran, Khazakstan, etc to derive a set of laws for international behavior, you would have a different set. Wouldn't you suppose?
And who enforces this 'law'? The EU? Oh my, that should scare the heck out of N Korea, huh?
By whose standards should we abide, our own, with its gaurantees of liberty, rule of law, and constitutional popular government, or some other entity not responsible to the laws or constitution or people of this country?
So if the people, through their elected gov, decide on a course of action in international affairs, I am not especially going to give a damned about other folks. Citizens who disagree can change the government, which will change the course of government.
Other folks can help, get out of the way, submit, or stand on the sidelines and wring their hands.